Window Washer

     The Master had this story to tell about the way people look at other people.

     Soon after his marriage he lived for a while on the tenth floor of a city apartment.  His young wife one day stepped out of the shower to reach for a towel when she froze.  There outside the window was a window washer looking at her.  A whole minute passed as she stood there rooted to the ground, too stunned to move a muscle.

     The man broke the spell.  “What’s the matter, lady?” he said.  “Haven’t you seen a window washer before?”

– Anthony de Mello, More One Minute Nonsense